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Carmakers on Mobility Utopia: ‘Show Us the Money’

Jim Hackett’s first job at Ford Motor Co. was to figure out ways to make money that didn’t involve selling cars. One of his first big decisions as the executive in charge of smart mobility, a catch-all term for app-driven …

Automakers Seek to Limit Data Sharing with Tech Partners

Carmakers are limiting the data they share with technology partners Apple Inc. and Google Inc. through new systems that link smartphones to vehicle infotainment systems, defending access to information about what drivers do in their cars. Auto companies hope that …

Severe Floods Overwhelm Detroit Area; Slow Vehicle Production

A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than …

More Than 800,000 Vehicles Recalled in U.S. Last Week

Automakers, including Hyundai Motor Co. and Subaru recalled more than 800,000 cars and trucks last week for defects including faulty airbags, according to federal regulators. Separately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary defect investigation into 205,661 Ford …